As has become custom in the Major League Soccer Expansion Drafts, Columbus Crew SC had a player selected.
This time it was midfielder Mohammed Saeid, taken by Minnesota United FC in the third round of Tuesday’s Expansion Draft.
Saeid played two seasons with the Black & Gold, appearing 50 times (42 starts) and registering six assists including five in 2016.
In the 21-year history of MLS, there have been 10 Expansion Drafts and 10 Black & Gold players selected in each. Below is the list of Columbus players taken over the years.
1997: Jason Farrell, Jorge Salcedo, A.J. Wood
2004: Nelson Akwari, Erick Scott
2006: Ritchie Kotschau
2007: Ned Grabavoy
2008: Brad Evans
2009: Alejandro Moreno
2010: Eric Brunner, Adam Moffat
2011: Josh Gardner
2014: Jario Arrieta, Eric Gehrig
2016: Mohammed Saied